December 31st, 2014
The letter is Y and the veggie is the mighty yellow YAM
You may not have noticed that X got Xed out by Xmas last week, but here is my offering of yams......
Definitely a holiday vegetable, whether candied or mashed with brown sugar, a wee bit of orange juice and perhaps a dash of nutmeg.
Although I have to say I prefer Sweet Potatoes nestled up against my turkey and cranberry sauce.
The Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea that form edible tubers
(whereas the Sweet Potato is part of the Morning Glory family)
There is also the 'New Zealand Yam'!!!
Its Latin Name Oxalis Tuberosa
Prepared for the table in much the same way the common Yam is,
boiled, baked or fried, or served as a sweet.
In Mexico the New Zealand Yam is called Oca and it is
eaten raw with salt, lemon and hot pepper!!!
And that probably reaches the boundaries of my knowledge about Yams,
but perhaps it has added a little to your trivia about the Alphabet.
For more about the letter Y visit here at ABC Wednesday
with thanks to Roger, Denise and ABC helpers.